I would like to support you in finding your best personal ways to regulate emotions, calm your nervous system and gain a greater easier tolerance. With focus on building skills how to more enjoy grounding yourself in what’s happening today without being distracted by past events or regrets.
Finding ways to cultivate hope, acceptance, gratitude and mana can lead to you feeling happier and therefore maintaining greater health.
I have an interest in reflective practice, calming the nervous system, sleep and designing lifestyle prescription to live your best life. See further info on SUPERVISION under FAQ
My approach is eclectic. The basis is person centered but I borrow from many other modalities like acceptance and commitment therapy, solution focused therapy, CBT, EMDR, motivational interviewing, Non Violent Communication, Trauma approaches and Mindfulness.
I am an experienced supervisor, counsellor, mentor and mental health nurse who has worked extensively in the non-profit, health and wellbeing sectors, parallel to a 30 year nursing career in the Christchurch Specialist Mental Health service.
I currently work in private practice on a casual basis for Pathways at their Te ao Marama facility in Christchurch as a Mental health registered nurse. Te ao Marama provides a peer led, acute mental health service.
In the past I have worked as a counsellor at Petersgate Counselling Centre and have been a brief intervention co-ordinator for a local Primary Health Organisation.